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post #21 of 604
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What are your resolutions?
post #22 of 604
Hi everyone...just stopping by quickly to say happy new year! I am looking forward to a fresh start and hoping '08 goes better than '07 did. I don't have long since DS is on my lap and pounding the keys every chance he gets.

I hope everyone had a good and safe celebration. We stayed in with a couple friends. I was supposed to spend the night with Mighty-Mama so I was more than a little blue to say the least. DS has an ear infection/upper respiratory infection and the ped put him on antibiotics which I am not happy about I have excruciating pain in my left ear so I am wondering if I am headed in the same direction. Have to go to the insurance webpage tomorrow to find a GP - I never go to the doc except for specialty stuff.

Have a good night everyone...see you tomorrow!
post #23 of 604
Resolution - To lose 25 more pounds, 38 down already! I'll probably think of more later...
post #24 of 604
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Originally Posted by mrsb422 View Post
Hi everyone...just stopping by quickly to say happy new year! I am looking forward to a fresh start and hoping '08 goes better than '07 did. I don't have long since DS is on my lap and pounding the keys every chance he gets.

I hope everyone had a good and safe celebration. We stayed in with a couple friends. I was supposed to spend the night with Mighty-Mama so I was more than a little blue to say the least. DS has an ear infection/upper respiratory infection and the ped put him on antibiotics which I am not happy about I have excruciating pain in my left ear so I am wondering if I am headed in the same direction. Have to go to the insurance webpage tomorrow to find a GP - I never go to the doc except for specialty stuff.

Have a good night everyone...see you tomorrow!
I'm sorry to here you and DS aren't feeling well, I hope you both get better soon.
post #25 of 604
Katie: Lilah pulls my face too and tries to knaw on my nose....I turn my face and she tries to eat my cheeks...like giant wet kisses...she giggles while doing it and I looooove it.

Mom update: She was taken out of the coma for a few days but had a mini stroke 2 weeks ago.....so she is back in it right now. She showed some promising signs so......I am more optimistic.....it's just been very draining...I need to do some more reading on strokes. Have been meaning to but time is just melting away...dayintoday.

Here are some pics...
3wks ago...kickin her legs on the sofa..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...l/IMG_2699.jpg
3wks ago after her first shot (dtap)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...l/IMG_2806.jpg
super smiley 2wks ago on the way to see Grandma http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...l/IMG_2609.jpg
yesterday sleeping on her super soft blanket (0-3 outfit...)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...l/IMG_2901.jpg
with big sis Christmas day in the nightgowns I made em
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...l/IMG_2999.jpg
with big sis at 2mos...napping
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...l/IMG_2031.jpg

Ok, someone is up and me thinks she's HUNGRY.....
post #26 of 604
My resolution is to be happy. I would also love to lose the 50 pounds I need to lose or a big chunk of it. I weighed Dahlia today and she is up to 12lbs 13oz. She seems huge to me but apparently is a peanut compared to some of your babies. My boys were both 17lbs at 4 months so she is tiny compared to them too.

Sunshinemama I am keeping your mom in my thoughts. The pix of the girls sleeping together is just darling. Plaid nice to see you back. Mrsb422 so sorry to hear you are both sick. I bet it was really hard last night without Jessica. I thought about her and Jack and the boys so much last night.

Wendi
post #27 of 604
Hey mamas! I have been lurking, but unable to post much. Sick kids, high needs toddler, the blues, yada, yada, yada. Sunshine's mama--that pic of your two kids sleeping is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! I just took one today of my lo's sleeping side by side, but its not nearly as cute as that! All the pics are adorable, and while I view them all, I can't comment on them all as I just don't have the time to myself.

I can't believe we are talking about solids already! They can't be that old. We will do delayed/child-led solids with ds, like we did with dd. It worked great and she eats everything (despite her very petite little body). Waylon's first food will be avocado. It was so fun to see my neice, who just turned 6 months, playing with avocado/eating it this Christmas. I'm pretty sure she ate some of it .

I've been thinking about an exersaucer--but haven't gotten one yet. I am hesitant, because dh has a tendency to overuse "toys" of that sort. I got rid of the swing just so he woudln't use it to babysit. But, he won't let me put him down to nap, so dd isn't getting much time just the two of us, and while he loves to play on the floor, he really loves to be upright/bouncing, so it might give dd and I a little extra time together.

We are gonna have to switch our diapering system. I used primarly pockets with dd, but ds is leaking out of all of those...I bought a wool cover and have been using prefolds successfully--so I am gonna sell of my pocket stash to afford wool. Its fun getting new fluff! I would love some longies if anyone knows of mamas who are knitting those.

Warm thoughts to all of you for the new year!
post #28 of 604
Sunshine's mama - beautiful pictures!
I hope your mother gets better soon.

Resolutions - eat healthier foods, get more exercise, count my blessings every day, control my temper, write more letters...

forestrymom - I am waiting to receive some crochet longies from another MDC mama. I did a trade with her. I could ask her if she would be interested in doing more for you if you want.

mrsb422 - I had a package sent with a little stuffed monkey for Noah and a bear blanket for Gavin and I don't know if they received it. I feel weird asking, but since you get to see Jack and the boys maybe you will know if they have it?
post #29 of 604
Sheesh! Trying to keep up, but failing miserably.

Resolutions- Lose 10 or more lbs. Be happy. No more wasting precious energy on unnecessary things (ie arguing with DP). etc...


Sunshine's Mama Her monkey outfit is awesome! She is such a beautiful girl. And the pic of your daughters sleeping is so precious. Thank you for sharing!


I have a WIC appointment this morning. I've been really enjoying busy days lately...although I will ALWAYS love lazy days.. I miss sleeping in til noon.
post #30 of 604
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post #31 of 604
Goodness, the Jan thread is already on fire. I will do my best to keep up this month!
post #32 of 604
Happy New Year Everyone!

Wow! I'm already behind on this thread!
All the photos look great!

Wedi, BIG s. Hang in there Mama.

My resolutions are: try to be more positive (dh says I look to the negative too often); get some excercise; Date night w/ DH (he wants once a week but I'm voting for every other)

I'm already having a problem with the first resolution as I've been sitting here at the pump for almost 20 mins. and barely have an ounce. Our ped wants me to bottle feed every other feeding 4-6ounces and I hardly ever have that amount of ebm which means I'm supplementing more w/ the Nutramaigen. After the weigh in last week with the 9 ounce gain, I thought I could just say, ok this is what works and at least DS still nurses but I hate using the supplement.
I'm hoping that the lack of supply at the pump is b/c DS has been waking every couple of hours throughout the night to snack. Growth spurt perhaps?
This leads me to the 3rd resolution... if DH and I go out for a few hours (which we really need to do, even though I hate leaving ds), whom ever cares for ds will have to use the supplement b/c there no such thing as a stash here of ebm.
Maybe I have to double up the herbs. Has anyone ever done that?
Big ((((Sigh))) Moving on...

Marshall is going to be 5 months on Friday!! Crazy!! I think he's doing pretty well milestone wise considering he was born early. I'd say he's acting like a 4 1/2 month old. He's smiling like crazy now, talking up a storm, he's reached out his arms a few times for me when he wants to nurse (this make me and at the same time.

Alright Mamas, the creature is stirring from his nap. Here's to a fantastic 2008
post #33 of 604
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jazzybaby9 View Post
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What are your resolutions?
I refuse to do resolutions since they seem to be made to be broken so instead I'm making promises to myself.

They are as follows:
1.) I promise to actually exercise this year. It's not just for my husband to look good to him but for myself so I can feel self-confident again.

2.) I promise to get my dental implants so the last glaring visual reminder of the accident will be gone.

3.) I promise to block out time every single day for writing, even if I can only get out a paragraph, the worst drivel since I was in elementary school or a half-written poem because it's important to be creative.

4.) I promise to forgive myself for allowing myself to be another statistic of an unneeded c-section.
post #34 of 604
Jazzybaby9 – Hmmm…resolutions. I’ve never been too big on that, but first and foremost I am going to forbid myself to wear anymore maternity clothing out of the house unless it double-duties as nursing attire. Also, I’m going to make a concerted effort to stop being so angry. 2007 handed me so many challenges and I feel like I’m still carrying them around. : I’d like to lose 10 more pounds along with every other woman in the world too , but I’m not going to make it a resolution. If it happens, it happens! Happy New Year, mama! :

KatieJJ334 – Going to the doctor today and just praying that I picked a good one out of my insurance book. : I prefer to go off of other people’s referrals, but the only good one I got wasn’t a participating provider. Damn insurance companies! I have excruciating ear pain though and am hearing everything doubled on my left side so I’m a little scared…hopeful they can give me something that I can take and continue to bf. I would hate to pump and dump knowing that both my son and Gavin would be losing out! Wish me luck!

Sunshine’s Mama – I am so sorry about your mother. I will pray for her :. What you are going through sounds so scary. I’m new to the group, so I don’t know much background, but will offer a shoulder if you need it.

Lactivist – It was really hard to feel happy on new year’s eve knowing I was supposed to spend it taking care of Jessica and her boys. We had talked about the evening a couple weeks ago and I told her I was her “date” for the evening. We were both looking forward to it I think and it never ever crossed my mind that she wouldn’t get to see 2008. I am hoping for more happiness in this year and that her family can make a new start in the new year in peace and without pain in their lives. Thank you for thinking of all of us

Forestrymom – We have an exersaucer and at first DS didn’t like it at all probably because it was up in his bedroom. I moved it into our livingroom and now he loves it, even when we’re in the same room. He really likes to stand and be able to be self-sufficient at times. He tries to jump in it like his jumperoo, but gets frustrated because it isn’t really made for jumping. He loves to jump…all day and all night…on your lap, on the floor, in the jumper, in the tub (so dangerous)…it is ridiculous. In any event, I think the exersaucer is great now because, like you said, if you need to quickly do a chore, you know your babe is safe and entertained for a few minutes. They need to know how to entertain themselves here and there too after all!

Plaid Leopard – I am going to Jack’s this weekend to drop off milk and pick up Jessica’s clothes . I will definitely check to see if he got your package. I’m sure he did, but probably doesn’t know where or how to respond. I’ll get back to you as soon as I know and if I talk to him before then I’ll ask.

Nikkihoi – DH is right, you need to be more positive. How much of BFing success is attitude and belief in yourself that you can do it? You CAN do it, you probably just need to relax. Please excuse me if I’m out of line, I don’t mean to be. I just know how frustrating it can be when you’re pumping and nothing comes out or very little does. Maybe you’re dehydrated? I know Jess recommended, and I really like, the Mother’s Milk tea by Traditional Medicinals. We both would go through tons of it and I think it works well, but maybe that’s just me. Either way I hope things get better soon. Have a little faith and if you need to supplement, it is not the worst thing in the world. At least your LO is getting some BM and that is the best gift you can give!

Ok, well that’s probably it until tomorrow (like I didn’t just write a novel). Having a blue day…just feeling sad about a lot . I hate going to the doctor and so few people understand just how important BFing is to me and that it is a priority above and beyond. Hopefully I don’t meet too much opposition with this new doc. I’ll all let you know what’s up tomorrow and I hope you all have great Wednesdays! I’m back to work which really is crummy.

Love ya mama’s!
post #35 of 604
the kids and i are going to my parents today for a few days. my best friend from high school will be there so we're going to visit her. i'm not looking forward to the 5 hour drive. or the fifteen pages i'll have to catch up on when i get back
post #36 of 604
Nikkihoi- I'm glad to hear that Marshall is gaining but sorry the bf and pupming is still difficult. Hope things get better soon.
Are there any mamas near you who could donate some EBM so you don't have to use the supplement so much, or so you could at least have an emergency EBM stash in the freezer?

Mrsb422 - I appreciate that. I didn't want to bother Jack, and I realized that I didn't leave any way to respond on the package, as it didn't come directly from me. You are so wonderful to be helping Jess's family so much. I'm sure it is a comfort to them, but I am so sorry that you are hurting so much.
Have you tried soaking a slice of garlic in warm olive oil, and them putting the oil in the ear (without the garlic? It really does help. Otherwise mullein oil is good. Both those things are ok for babies too.
post #37 of 604
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Akane's finally over her first time being sick. Poor thing was doing projectile vomit and creamy spit up. Whee! But a few days later and all is well in the universe. Though I made the doctor at the Pediatric Urgent Care freak because when she asked how I was treating her congestion, I said that I was squirting boob milk up Akane's nose. She started going on about aspiration and how it would be horrid for it to get into her lungs, etc. I just sorta rolled my eyes internally and smiled and nodded.

My little girl continues to amaze me each and everyday. She's working on rolling over and loves to be upright. Most of my day is spent holding her upright since its her favorite position and she positively screams if she can't see the world. Her other latest thing is to fling herself backwards while in my arms its resulted in a few bumps on the head but she giggles and does it anyways.

The one thing that drives us both crazy is when she's nursing, she kicks her legs to move herself up but the problem is that she pops herself off the boob and than screams that its not in her mouth. I relatch her and than it's a constant cycle of that for the rest of the nursing session. Any thoughts?

Though I find myself highly amused that she tries to get her thumb and my nipple in her mouth at the same time. Silly girl, trying to have her cake and eat it too.
post #38 of 604
Nikkihoi- have you tried drinking half a guinness to up your supply? i'm friends with another mama from our ddc who swears by it. just an idea... i know some people are way anti-alcohol while bfing, but it might be something to try if it's your style.
post #39 of 604
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The one thing that drives us both crazy is when she's nursing, she kicks her legs to move herself up but the problem is that she pops herself off the boob and than screams that its not in her mouth. I relatch her and than it's a constant cycle of that for the rest of the nursing session. Any thoughts?

Though I find myself highly amused that she tries to get her thumb and my nipple in her mouth at the same time. Silly girl, trying to have her cake and eat it too.
roro does this! when she's in that mood, i nurse her (propped) sitting up in the half-football hold... the change in position entertains her enough that she just sits there (propped up by my hand) and nurses and smiles.

she also tries to fit both hands in her mouth along with my finger and the boob. ha! : she's got the whooole world in her mouth!
post #40 of 604
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Happy New Year Everyone!

Wow! I'm already behind on this thread!
All the photos look great!

Wedi, BIG s. Hang in there Mama.

My resolutions are: try to be more positive (dh says I look to the negative too often); get some excercise; Date night w/ DH (he wants once a week but I'm voting for every other)

I'm already having a problem with the first resolution as I've been sitting here at the pump for almost 20 mins. and barely have an ounce. Our ped wants me to bottle feed every other feeding 4-6ounces and I hardly ever have that amount of ebm which means I'm supplementing more w/ the Nutramaigen. After the weigh in last week with the 9 ounce gain, I thought I could just say, ok this is what works and at least DS still nurses but I hate using the supplement.
I'm hoping that the lack of supply at the pump is b/c DS has been waking every couple of hours throughout the night to snack. Growth spurt perhaps?
This leads me to the 3rd resolution... if DH and I go out for a few hours (which we really need to do, even though I hate leaving ds), whom ever cares for ds will have to use the supplement b/c there no such thing as a stash here of ebm.
Maybe I have to double up the herbs. Has anyone ever done that?
Big ((((Sigh))) Moving on...

Marshall is going to be 5 months on Friday!! Crazy!! I think he's doing pretty well milestone wise considering he was born early. I'd say he's acting like a 4 1/2 month old. He's smiling like crazy now, talking up a storm, he's reached out his arms a few times for me when he wants to nurse (this make me and at the same time.

Alright Mamas, the creature is stirring from his nap. Here's to a fantastic 2008
I know when I'm pumping and in a bad mood or worrying about something it really effects my let-down, its like my body won't relax enough to get down to business. What kind of pump are you using? Also if you can find someone to donate milk that might be a good thing.
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